In the race to become the first company to debut the new Ultrabook by Intel, Acer has beat all competition when they released the Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook. This featherweight Ultrabook powers up in almost instantly, has a 6 hour battery life and 50 day stand by time. The Intel Core i5 processor provides a super fast processor. The Ultrabook also has USB and HDMI ports, along with a large hard drive.
“The combination of extreme mobility and affordability found in the Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook will undoubtedly change the way people think about mobile computing. Consumers are going to love the value they find in the freedom and capabilities it offers.” Sumit Agnihotry, Vice President of Marketing
One of the great features of this new device is the Acer Green Instant on Technology. This provides super fast response, and will boot up from sleep in 2 seconds. The hard drive is a decent 20GB SSD.
If the Ultrabook is left unattended for 8 hours or more, it enters a “deep sleep” mode. It take a mere 6 seconds to boot up from this mode and all documents that were left opened are restored to the state they were in when the Ultrabook was left alone.
One of the best features of the Acer Ultrabook is the price tag, starting at under $900. It also comes in at under 3 pounds in weight and it is just a half inch thick at its thinnest. It sports a 13.3 inch LCHD LED screen and integrates the glass panel with the cover to help reduce the size of the Ultrabook.
For wireless options, the Ultrabook has a Acer InciLink Npilfy 802.11 Wi-Fi connection to deliver reliable wireless internet at any hotspot. There is also a Bluetooth 4.0+ HSR for short range wireless transfers.
Johney Shih, Asustek’s company chairman, said Asustek is getting set to launch 5-6 Ultrabooks in October ranging from $899-$1,999. The laptops will be revealed in a product launch conference.
The Ultrabooks released by Asustek in October will range in screen size from 11.6 inch to 13.3 inch.
Shih has said that the price drop in DRAM and other key components has enabled the company to lower the production cost of the Ultrabook, and will pass that savings on to the consumer. With HP going in a different direction that PCs and Dell and Toshiba being cautious about the new Ultrabook, it should give a nice edge to Acer and Asustek who are bringing the first Ultrabooks to the market.
The Ultrabook is the next generation of laptop made by Intel. The ultra slim laptop will be thinner than an inch and have flash memory that will let it boot up from sleep in less than 7 seconds. The Ultrabook is expected to compete directly with the Macbook Air but at a much lower cost and also some models combined with a touchscreen will help it combine the usefulness and practicality of a tablet.